Monday, April 12, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Pittsburgh Fight Sports Examiner | Scott Heritage
The first part of the HBO 24/7 series featuring Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley confirmed what most suspected.
Floyd Mayweather will be reprising his villain role in the piece, while Mosley is being portrayed as some kind of modern day Rocky. Complete with a training montage in a snowy Big Bear and later on the famous soundtrack as well.
Showing himself to be as vacuous as ever, Mayweather uses a the air time to brag about his money, insult Mosley at every turn and even squeezes in a little pad work.
Whether his over the top personality is just for the cameras or just who he is is difficult to tell at times. It appears Mayweather freely flits between his several personalities without even noticing it.
Mayweather on Mosley:
"I made more money in my last two fights than you made in your whole career"
One minute polite and measured, the next vitriolic about how much he has achieved and how much money he has made. Its the Mayweather everyone has come to expect, and he doesn't disappoint for those who find his antics both repellant and yet compelling at the same time. Which is probably just about everyone watching.
Mosley is the guy everyone would like to be on a bowling team with, (watch the video) but Mayweather is the guy everyone wants to watch shooting his mouth off on camera. Although Mosley is probably a nice guy when the cameras aren't around, and Floyd's one dimensional 'Money' character surely couldn't be as obnoxious behind closed doors.
"You can have your own opinion about Floyd Mayweather. But you don't know me and before you judge me first look at your situation and look at where you at and clear your problems up before you worry about my problems because I'm ok"
This seems to be an odd statement for a man who lives to attract attention. On the one hand Mayweather seems to like the attention he gets, but at the same time resents the fact that he is the most hated man in boxing. But then you can't have it both ways.
Mayweather doesn't elaborate on which problems we shouldn't be judging him on, which makes you wonder why he would bring it up. His recent money problems seem to be the most obvious though, and presumably anyone who didn't know that will probably have looked it up by now.
The episode also showed the procedures that the USADA testing uses for testing the fighters. Far from a few drops of blood the requirements actually looked more like two vials per testing. The narrator also says that it was the third time in ten days that the testing crew had been to Big Bear in 10 days, and that should a positive test be revealed, the fight would immediately be called off.
So the results not having been made public just yet is probably not anything to worry about. Also the blood testing is perhaps more invasive than it was made out to be, neither Floyd or Shane seem to mind though and both continue with their day without any apparent soreness.
Tom, Pittsburgh: "I was surprised how humble Mosley seemed to be. He looked like he fit right in with the Big Bear bowling team. I was expecting him to be more of a celebrity"
Ray, Pittsburgh: "Mayweather talks all this trash and everyone hates him, The bottom line is though everyone's still paying to see him and hes getting paid"
Brian, Pittsburgh: "Yeah we get it Floyd, you're rich. Is that really all you have to say about anything? Change the disk already"
Murphy, Pittsburgh: "Heres one, why doesn't Floyd Mayweather want to fight at the cowboys stadium? Because when he tries to brag to Jerry Jones about the size of his house Jones will whip out the floor plan to the Cowboys stadium and laugh at him"